Incident Summary:

7/24/1970: Members of the Jewish Defense League failed in their attempts to firebomb a Black Community Center in Brooklyn, New York, United States. This incident occurred four days after the Crown Heights Jewish Community Council in Brooklyn was firebombed by suspected African American militants.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:

New York

New York City

Location Details:

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: NGO
Name of Entity Black Community Center
Specific Description Black Community Center in Crown Heights New York
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Additional Information Four days earlier, a Jewish Community Center in New York City was firebombed by suspected Black militants (197007200001). A weeks later, there would be another attempted attack on the Black Community Center by the JDL (197008180001).
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jewish Defense League (JDL) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Robert I. Friedman, "The False Prophet: Rabbi Meir Kahane," Lawrence Hill Books, 1990.
Shlomo Russ, "Zionist Hooligans: The Jewish Defense League," City University of New York, 1981.